|AFSCME Local 60 - Municipal & School District Employees of Dane County|
Thousands of working families have been coming to the Capitol to detail the impact of Right to Work legislation on their lives. Workers have been speaking up and making it clear to their elected officials that Right to Work will lower wages for all, decrease workplace safety, destroy long-standing training programs that give workers valuable skills and make it harder Wisconsin to feed their families, pay their bills, and have a shot at a decent life.
Last night, after hours of debate in the Senate, and with citizens watching and giving witness, the bill was passed, 17-15.
SOLIDARITY SATURDAY RALLY: Join working families at 12:00 p.m. noon on Saturday, February 28, at the State Street Side of the Capitol to continue to oppose Right to Work.
This week’s RTW fight back Schedule
MONDAY, March 2: TESTIFY MONDAY AT ASSEMBLY LABOR COMMITTEE ROOM 417 North. Register and testify against Right to Work at the Assembly Labor Committee meeting.
THURSDAY, March 5: It is virtually certain the bill will go to the full Assembly floor on Thursday, March 5. Be there.
Together, we will continue to work for a better Wisconsin. A Wisconsin where all workers have access to good family-supporting jobs and decent wages. A Wisconsin where the democratic process is respected and revered.
Did you know that the boss cannot question you without your union representative present? It’s your right as a union member!
BREAKING: There will be a rally to protest the introduction of Right to Work legislation Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday February 25 at 12:00 p.m. at the state Capitol. We must stand together for our rights as workers and raise our voices in our democracy to stop Right to Work legislation from moving forward in Wisconsin.
WHAT: Rally to Oppose Right to Work
The Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform will be holding a hearing Tuesday, February 24. Please join us at 9:00 a.m. to testify in opposition of Right to Work.
Republicans are planning to ram this legislation through in an extraordinary session at lightning pace. An extraordinary session changes the rules, limits debate and makes a mockery out of our democracy. A Right to Work bill could pass both houses and be signed into law by the Governor in days.
Making Wisconsin a Right to Work state will not create jobs. Claimed advantages of Right to Work are unproven. Nationally recognized economists agree Right to Work provides no discernible economic advantage. By lowering wages, Right to Work would weaken consumption and may undermine Wisconsin’s small businesses which depend on workers having wages to spend.
Stand up, fight back, participate in democracy. Join us at the Capitol.
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The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy will be held from June to December of this year.
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Feminism on Tap
Get invovled as Election Day approaches!
Join the regular Madison Feminism on Tap crew for a special guest host in our monthly happy hour fun:
AFSCME Local 60 - Feminism on Tap
Wednesday, October 1
5:00 - 7:00pm
Madison Labor Temple Bar (1602 South Park Street)
Join us for drinks, conversation, and discuss ways to support our feminis work in our community!
Local 60 welcomes new Secretary - Walt Jackson
Leadership has never shied away from Walt since early days of high school and college student government, GLBT activists and non profits groups such as ACTUP, Queer Nation, Outreach-Madison’s GLBT Community Center, Fair Wisconsin, AIDS Network, and various United Methodist and United Church of Christ local, state and national entities.
Walt is employed by the City of Madison Police Department as their Master Scheduler, Walt works on various work groups such as Chair of and member of the Chief’s Civilian’s Advisory Council, Awards Nominations and civilian goal setting. Recently for Local 60, Walt has served on Bargaining, Handbook, Stewards, and Strategic Planning committees. Battling adversity for and with those dealing with numerous health issues such as cancer, he is a tireless advocate for those friends and family members dealing with complex institutional government programs and institutions.
In his free time, Walt and his married Canadian husband Dennis live on the family farm in the Town of Dunn with their trusty 4 legged companion Max!
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Turn in completed forms to our Organizer, Shelle at LaborFest (AFSCME Local 60 tent) or to your steward.
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Shout out to AFSCME Activist Rick Marx for his great comments in this news article! #1union
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